Injured police officer released from hospital

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A Lexington Police officer is now home from the hospital after he was injured in a struggle with a robbery suspect.

The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. Monday.

Police say the officer was dispatched to 5th and Smith Streets, where he was talking with Michael Ray Williams about a robbery earlier in the day.

That's when police say Williams fled the scene, prompting a foot pursuit.

Once the officer caught up with Williams, police say a scuffle started with Williams trying to get the officer's taser. Police say the taser was then deployed.

Police say the officer suffered injuries to his face and his upper body and transported to Central Baptist Hospital.

Williams was later found on Jefferson Street, where he was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, fleeing and evading, and resisting arrest.

The officer's name is not being released. He was released from Central Baptist Hospital just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.

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